FIRST EDITION OF THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS
CARROLL, Lewis (author). John TENNIEL (illustrator). Alice's Adventures In Wonderland together with Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There London: Macmillan And Co. 1870 and 1872.
8vo.; 2 vols.; both finely and handsomely bound in late twentieth-century full rich red morocco, gilt extra, both spines with 5 raised gilt-ruled bands, panelled gilt in compartments, enclosing appropriate gilt centres of rabbits, playing cards etc., both volumes lettered direct in gilt to 2 panels with single gilt fillet to all sides surrounding a striking and decorative gilt vignette of the White Rabbit and the Red Queen respectively, with an embellished gilt fillet to all board edges, all edges gilt, decorative gilt dentelles, and Cockerell marbled endpapers, with original cloth covers and spines expertly laid down and bound in to the rear of both books, both volumes neatly housed in a custom-made red cloth-covered slipcase with fleece lining and ribbon-pull, by Bayntun-Rivière of Bath; pp. [xii] + 192 + [ii], original publisher's printed tip-in advertising the first French edition of Alice and [xii] + 224 + [ii], publisher's advert.; with a total of 92 fine illustrations after John Tenniel's original wood-engravings; fine, crisp and unmarked copies, with an early ownership inscription to half-titles of both volumes expertly bleached to erasure by the binder.
Early edition, (twenty-first thousand) of Wonderland, published 5 years after the first published edition and the first edition, first printing of Through The Looking-Glass, with the famous misspelling of "wade" for "wabe" in the second line of the Jabberwocky verse on page 21.